East of England Arena and Events Centre (EEAEC) will be the venue for a new event targeted at drivers and fans of oval racing, autograss, speedway and other grass roots motorsport.

Motorsport With Attitude will debut at the Peterborough venue from February 16-17 next year.

The event will comprise a full-size exhibition across two halls, a live stage, and demonstration races around the oval track.

Dave Rennie, organiser of the event, said: “Current motorsport events seem to be neglecting the whole field of autograss, oval and speedway racing, along with the likes of rallycross, drag racing and other ‘minority’ motorsports, and I felt it was time for a dedicated show for teams and enthusiasts before the start of the racing season.”

He added: “We looked at a number of candidate venues across the UK – some were too small or didn’t offer anywhere near enough parking, whilst I felt that others lacked enthusiasm for the show, perhaps in defence of their existing motorsport shows that have dwindling oval racing content!

“The team at East of England Arena, on the other hand, understands motorsport and got the idea of the show straight away. We’re getting four large indoor spaces for a full trade exhibition, car sales and auto jumble, a race track and grandstand for demo races, camping grounds and a live stage – all in one place. I don’t think there’s another venue in the UK that can do the same.”

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